Adam Lambert Week – April 22-28, 2012
@adamlambert: My dear GLAMBERTS! Have you requested Never Close Our Eyes today!? Make em know you want it… Bad!!! :)#trespassingontheradio
EVENTS OF THE WEEK
April 23: TV, US. The Insider, check your local listings for times. [Source]
April 23: Never Close Our Eyes released to radio in Japan. [Source]
April 24: TV, Australia. Channel 803 [V] Idolmania ‘The Idols you love, performing their hit songs’. [Source]
April 25: TV, Japan. Music On! Adam Feature. Repeats April 28 and May 1. [Source | More Info]
April 26: TV, US. Jimmy Kimmel Live. Los Angeles, CA. ‘mini concert’ [More Info]
Possible ustream to watch Adam Lambert live on Jimmy Kimmel Show (for international fans) on April 26, 2012:http://tvpc.com/Channel.php?ChannelID=8034
94.7 Fresh FM - Adam Lambert to Headline at Freshtival May 27 at Gaylord National! “Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 27th for the first annual “Freshtival” at the Gaylord National Resort at National Harbor! Freshtival will feature an afternoon and evening of fun, food, music and fireworks! Headlining the “Freshtival” this year: Adam Lambert along with special guest stars Scars on 45.”
Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert Announce Poland Show “The latest date added is July 7 when Queen, joined by Lambert, will perform as the headliner of a new festival, Rock in Wroclaw, Poland, appearing at the city’s Municipal Stadium as one of only a handful of concerts Queen and Lambert will perform in Europe this summer.”
Warsaw television news reports on Queen + Adam concert
ADAM ON JIMMY KIMMEL
@svmreiter: People singing along – and these songs haven’t even been released yet! Amazing fans !!!
Hollywood Reporter - Adam Lambert’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Set List Revealed “Some 1,000 lucky wristband holders will get to see the show live, the musical portion of which is broadcast from the parking lot behind Hollywood’s El Capitan theater… See the list below:
Never Close Our Eyes
Naked Love” on Jimmy Kimmel – by cmhagey
“Broken English” by PHDNeurodude
Check our post on Adam’s Jimmy Kimmel appearance for more photos, videos, blog posts and tweets.
THE SLOW REVEAL..
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HOW MANY WAYS CAN HE SLAY US?
…OR CRACK US UP?
People Magazine – “American Idol alum Adam Lambert keeps his fly style cool and casual while departing LAX on Tuesday.” Melvin is back! And is it just us, or does this look make Adam’s resemblance to brother Neil pop out?
@KeishaRenee: Ok here is the picture u all have been asking for…
PRESS AND BLOG PICKS
Yahoo Music - Queen Talks ‘Idol,’ Adam Lambert & The Queen Extravaganza “While the Queen Extravaganza is touring the States this summer, Brian and Roger will be playing a few one-off dates overseas, in a special Queen lineup fronted by “Idol’s” own Adam Lambert, whom they first met on “Idol’s” amazing Season 8 finale. When asked what fans can expect from that understandably much-hyped collaboration, Roger exclaimed, “Fireworks!” And Brian expounded: “Something different. [Adam] has an extraordinary voice, there’s no way you can get around that–whether you love him or hate him. He’s extraordinary. So we’ll be exploring new ways to do things. We don’t like to just reproduce what we did before; we like to move on and try new ways of doing stuff. So it will be exciting!””
Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/2012/04/adam-lambert-performs-on-jimmy-kimmel-live-video.html#ixzz1tJB1Af8P
LAStory.com - Why Are Adam Lambert’s Fans So “Fanatical” & a Taste of “Trespassing! “What it turned to be for me was akin to his song, “Down the Rabbit Hole”– a trip that was more than Alice in Wonderland experienced and a bonding with so many people that had come from as far away as Australia and other US states. However the people that I particularly met were from San Francisco and were very nice. I managed to snag a particularly fervent fan of Adam’s to talk to me”
Adam in Hong Kong paper:
Let’s Talk About Glambert Provocative blog post. “Outspoken, high-spirited, courageous & daring, Adam Lambert stands far apart from other POP acts who lack temerity & personality. Guided by his gift & a true moral compass, Adam delivers passionate & provocative performances other singers could only dream of. Yet, Adam is consistently under-appreciated. Why?”
USA Today - ‘Idol’ downloads: Clarkson, Underwood, Lambert “Adam Lambert’s new single, Never Close Our Eyes, debuts this week with 29,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.”
Gather - Are Queen and Adam Lambert Adding a Concert in Poland? “Yesterday, Polish publication Gazeta Wroclawska reported that Queen, with Adam Lambert as lead singer, will perform in Poland as part of a rock festival in Wroclaw on July 7. The official announcement could come soon, as another Polish source has said today that there will be a news conference on Thursday and Friday to discuss future events at the Wroclaw Stadium. Although nothing has been formally announced, even Sony Music Poland is hinting about the chance of a concert. Today they tweeted, “Glamberts! Officially, we can not confirm anything, but you should definitely have a reason to be happy;)”“
Northwest Herald - Preview Adam Lambert’s new album, ‘Trespassing’ “‘Shady’ sounds like Maroon 5 with more edge, while ‘Kickin’ In’ is an ode to a night out — and the booze and questionable decisions that comes with it. While ‘Naked Love’ has sexy lyrics, it’s still pure radio-friendly pop with a soaring chorus and head-bopping beat…”
From FYE via @NorthernSpirt – For fans who are feeling anxious about news that “Never Close Our Eyes” has an add date for radio release of May 29th:
anonymous: this seems to indicate a long term strategy, rather than timing everything happening all at once, they’re planning for tv and print promo and early adopters on radio (and stans ofc) to drive the initial album purchases, and then the radioplay to hopefully build once that’s over to sustain sales while he’s bizzy doing international promo and gigs with queen
chartnonny: This is exactly what it means. It’s really good news. It means that they are invested enough to take time to build the singles. It’s what labels do for acts that they see as long-term investments. If they didn’t care, the song would have just been tossed out there or given an early adds date and then left to fend for itself.
I would put money on this being the strategy that they have had planned for a while, what with Adam talking about them working several singles to radio and not touring just yet.
@chartnonny also said this on twitter: I’m good with it. It shows they have long-term investment in making the singles work. He also has 6 big market radio concerts in the weeks immediately before it which are a great lead in to official adds date. A song can’t build momentum for an album release in a week or two. It takes even the biggest hits far longer than that to climb the charts. This adds date is really not a negative thing in the least.
Instinct – Cover Guy: Adam Lambert - “The singer’s soaring tenor nimbly breathes new life into dance-pop, a niche too often bastardized by a manufactured and Auto-Tuned sound. The magic doesn’t skip a beat with other offerings like “Chokehold,” “Never Close Our Eyes” featuring Bruno Mars, and “Trespassing,” the titular single produced by a celebrated artist from the exclusive one-name-only club, Pharrell. Here, on Trespassing, drum machines do have soul. And the other genres that once remained distinct forms, like funk and rock—which Lambert has also married in blissful matrimony with club music—do too.”
Rolling Stone Review of “Never Close Our Eyes” - 3 out of 4 stars, which is very good for RS!! Love this: “…the magnificence of his strident vocals defies all formulas and precepts, mathematical and otherwise.”
Boston Globe - What’s on TV tonight: Critic’s corner for Wednesday, April 25 Adam has denied that he’ll be on tonight, but even the Boston Globe reporter has to indulge his fantasy! “It’s Queen week! Brian May and Roger Taylor (pictured, right, with May) will be in attendance, and while rumors of Adam Lambert’s no-brainer appearance have been dismissed by insiders, we fully expect him to descend from the rafters wearing something fabulous.”
The Zodiac Show – It’s Zodiac Week on Jimmy Kimmel “Well it looks like it’s Zodiac week on Jimmy Kimmel folks! Tonight, Zodiac’s Ty Taylor and his amazing band Vintage Trouble will appear on Kimmel. Their album also drops this week. If you like amazing singers with incredible stage presence, who are excellent songwriters, then you’ll love this Band! They’re also performing this week at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles.…Then on Thursday, Adam Lambert appears on Kimmel! He’ll be promoting his new album Trespassing which drops May 15th. Adam also had Zodiac’s Carmit Bachar acting as his creative director and Zodiac’s Lee Cherry as his Art Director for his album campaign. Talk about keeping it in the family!” Not to mention President Obama, who is also appearing on Jimmy Kimmel this week!!
NileRodgers.com – Feeling So Shady (Videos) “As many of you know, Nile worked on Adam Lambert’s latest album, and the anticipation for their collaboration, “Shady” is just incredible! We knew it even at the first session that this song has some fire, and between my cam and Jean Morisson’s, we captured really great stuff that is now being remixed and re-edited all over YouTube. So much so that I had to hack into Nile’s blog… cuz I, too, was Feeling So Shady.”
Sauli’s Blog – Pictures from the Past Year. Translated by @moominbert. “I thought I’d entertain you all by publishing a few pics from the year I’ve spent on the American continent. :) It’s funny to look at pics from a year ago and think about how little I knew about this country. I still have a lot to learn and even a few extra years won’t cover it all. I’ve lived here for over a year already and out of that year, I only spent a total of about two weeks in Finland. That’s pretty wild, but I do plan to visit Finland again over the summer. Time flies by so fast you hardly notice it, but I guess that’s only a testament to how much I enjoy being here. :)”
USA Today - Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Mr. Know It All’ hits the Country top 40 “Adam’s Never Close Our Eyes makes its debut on theAmerican Idol airplay chart this week at No. 87. Three stations have picked up Adam’s single early: Alice@97.3 in San Francisco; 98.5 KRZ in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; and Mix 102.9in Dallas.”
PopCrush - FAVORITE ADAM LAMBERT SONG – READERS POLL “While he didn’t end up winning Season 8 of ‘American Idol,’ Adam Lambert is well on his way to becoming a superstar with his signature style of music, amazing vocals and riveting live performances. On top of this, Lambert also has a loyal band of supporters (nicknamed ‘Glamberts’) who cannot get enough of his songs, which is why we want all of you Adam Lambert fans to vote for your favorite track from the eyeliner-rocking vocalist.”
Gather - Adam Lambert Gears Up for ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ “Adam Lambert will be doing an outdoor mini-concert for Jimmy Kimmel Live! on April 26. Past artists have performed anywhere from four to nine songs at these mini-concerts, so we hope to hear a lot of Adam’s new music. Although only one song will be televised, audience members are allowed to bring cellphones, so expect videos of other songs to pop up on YouTube shortly after the concert.”
Gather - Adam Lambert’s Future Album Release Prompts Party Planning “With less than a month to go before Adam Lambert’s Trespassing hits the shelves, fans are beginning to prepare for album release listening parties. These events will be a great opportunity for like-minded fans to enjoy the new tunes together as soon as they are available.”
Celeb Dirty Laundry - American Idol 2012 Top 6 SPOILERS! “Sadly, poised Freddie-fill-in Adam Lambert will not be joining Queen on Idol as he has a gig already planned on Jimmy Kimmel. Adam probably wasn’t intended to join them for this performance anyway, as it is intended to promote the Queen Extravaganza and Adam isn’t a part of that, it’s a totallyseparate project that he has with Queen. If you’re missing Adam like me, he has his own slot on Idol in a few weeks’ time.”
@RayzofViolet: Adam on Kimmel in my paper. Thursday!! http://twitpic.com/9cz43m:
Spin or Bin - WIN! Fly To London To Catch Adam Lambert And Queen! “To qualify for the draw, pre-order a copy of Trespassing, available at any good record store, before 14 May 2012 and submit your entries here. Come on, tell me you don’t want to experience the goodness that is Adam Lambert or bask in Queen’s vibes; I dare you.” You can enter the drawing starting April 25.
MuchMusic - ADAM LAMBERT RELEASES NEW SINGLE NEVER CLOSE OUR EYES “Adam Lambert tweeted a link to his new single today and I fah-reek-eng love it! Never Close Our Eyes showcases Lambert’s incredible vocal range and strength and sets his sophomore album Trespassing up for big, big expectations. Infusing the track with a high energy dance bassline, Lambert’s single was produced by hitmaker Dr. Luke and written by the incomparable Bruno Mars. The only thing that would have made this song even better would have been to hear Lambert and Mars singing together. *Head explodes*”
Adam Lambert’s official Facebook page surpasses 3 million followers
AdamOfficial Community Post - Spin thread for NCOE. NCOE gets first Top40 ADD today and first US radio spin..on Top40!
RequestAdam: Quebec Adam fans! Looks like NCOE made Top 6@6 - Don’t forget to vote once a day!http://www.ckoi.com/quebec/musique-6a6.php
@TALCvids: WOW! Trespassing contest poster in Singapore store: RT @jadis11: OMG! Look at that little picture of him with the hat, looking down! EEE!! Trespassing.
@RacheLoveGlam: “Look what I saw. Can’t wait for it to be all over the racks. :P #Trespassing #Excite !!!” http://twitpic.com/9e046c
AUDIO AND VIDEO FAVES
The Queen Extravaganza – Somebody To Love Rehearsal
Stereotude – Adam Lambert says it’s hard being a gay pop star
Glamberts Get Their Q on for Q102Philly!
Adam Lambert interview – 103.5 KTU Aired Tuesday morning. Adam says he is shooting video for NCOE in the next couple of weeks. He’s not sure yet when he’s going to be on American Idol. He intro’s NCOE, which gets a spin on the station. Yay!
Part 2 of Ilta-Sanomat Interview - Adam talks about paparazzi.
Glambert Etiquette - by nitenursestat
@LiamMcEwan: @AdamLambert Please check out this vid of my brother, @AidanMcEwan, and I following in your footsteps! Hope u like!
The making of Adam Lambert’s Shady - by TheAdamDownUnder
DO GOOD WITH TRESPASSING GEAR
DebBrown (WshUpnASta) is raffling off this beautiful “Trespassing” scarf she knitted, to benefit DonorsChoose projects supported by Adam’s fans
@missiexox: Adam lambert was just on the (Australian) today show singing a change is gonna come as part of a clip about talent show successes!
@UnapologeticPOP: Glamberts! Minna is writing a POPinion piece on His Royal Glamness @AdamLambert that she will publish this weekend. Stay tuned xx G&M
@KeishaRenee 87 followers away from 3000!!! My glamily is awesome…. :-) @KeishaRenee: Just got out of rehearsal. I love what I do for a living. Im truely blessed and Thankful :)
@SincerliOctavia: Up and at it….looking forward to another awesome rehearsal!!! Good morning fam.
@portalfamososbr. WE NEED TONS OF VOTES !!!! http://www.portalfamososbr.com/2010/04/top-21-participe.html PLEASE RETWEET
@LambritsUK: Check out the banner – Join us! Adam Lambert’s Trespassing Listening Party – London – Sat May 19th all are welcome :) http://thelambrits.co.uk/blog/?p=2309
@Sroczka79 THIS ARTICLE SAYS QUEEN & ADAM ARE GOING 2 PERFORM IN POLAND JULY 7TH IN WROCLAW
@alreference: Adam Lambert is credited as a writer for a song called “Trouble” on ASCAP: http://bit.ly/J6JBgT #♒♎♈
@tatiana: @adamlambert just told me he’s a “Twitter junkie.” Love. It. My bff @Josephllanes just so happens to be shooting him tomorrow also. Rad. [Editor's note: Tatiana is Head of Music for Twitter. Juneau had a Twitter convo with her about Adam months ago!!]
@LambertUK: Website for Joseph Llanes the photographer who is supposedly doing a photo shoot with Adam Lambert tomorrow: http://www.josephllanes.com/
@Q102Philly: Hey, you wanna meet @adamlambert and we know it. hit the link & listen to win #Q102SPRINGLEBALL tix! :) http://www.iheart.com/#/live/1997/?autoplay=true
@playingwithu: OMG!!! The DJ on @1035ktu just said NCOE was the most requested song of the day!! Hear that @adamlambert! Woohoo!! #NCOENOW
@adamlambert: I’m still learning.Sometimes I state my opinions as fact and make generalizations.I apologize to the LGBT community.Great music is the key. [Editor's note: He's probably referring to comments he made in Instinct Magazine about gay community's perceived lack of support.] @adamlambert: meanwhile, Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet sang their asses off on Idol tonight. damn! @adamlambert: which Idol are you rooting for?
@WeAreOliver: NEW: Foster The People – Don’t Stop (Oliver Remix) @fosterthepeople http://soundcloud.com/weareoliver/foster-the-people-dont-stop - Retweeted by Adam Lambert
@RealAdamsWench: still dry “@glitzylady: @RealAdamsWench http://twitpic.com/9e484f - OMG!! The Adam Storm is coming!!! @adamlambert on @JimmyKimmel tonight!”
@Byroncooke: @adamlambert fans I’m going to Kimmel Live tonight! Let’s shoot some video before the show. Meeting place?
@kms15423: #NCOE made Quebec’s Top 6@6 last night – let’s keep it going! http://www.ckoi.com/quebec/musique-6a6.php
@SincerliOctavia: Trying to shake the blues…blastin @adamlambert ‘s “Never Close Our Eyes”
@trixie_dust: Band (& Sauli) in Green Room now but no Adam…
@trixie_dust: In the Green Room now, Leila, Eber, Neil, Sauli… (Jimmy Kimmel Live 4-26-12)
@Jesha84 I’m legit teary eyed over the crowd singing along :””)
@SuseStealth : HOLY SHIT!!!! One of sexiest live performances I’ve ever seen!!!
@JackieHollywood: have you guys heard @adamlambert’s new single? It’s beautiful! keep the requests coming to @997now so we play it
Thanks to @annehedonia for digging this up! @MyNameisEric delivered our Eye of Horus decal to the band back at Costa Mesa in 2010. You can get your at our store!!
@Sashadm Finally parting with my dear computer cover. Time to move on. So much history in this case… Anyone want it http://instagr.am/p/J1-DctGqh0/
Request Adam on your local radio station – Adam Official thread lists request links for radio stations in major markets around the country.
Share these with friends and acquaintances who haven’t yet seen the Light and Love!
For more, check out our Adam Lambert boutique listings!
TRESPASSING FAN SPECIALS! Available only from MySpace, Fan CD/DVD sets and Boxed Set.
Skins & Stones Hans Haveron Skeleton Key pendant
Anyone on your Holiday Gift list who needs a pair of Rick Owens boots?
Adam at the Do Something Awards rocks Nicolina Royale’s garland necklace. Check out her store - Great gift ideas.
Need feather hair extensions? Hop over to @PeaceFrogDesign’s Etsy store!
Check out Janet Kofoed’s Etsy store. She has a whole line of Glam Nation-inspired jewelry, poetic, nature-inspired and beautifully executed.
Picture in Pencil.com - great color pencil drawings of Adam Lambert by @jolson12miggles
Lock and Handcuffs T-shirt from Lambosessed We love her original “One Nation Under Glam” designs! Lambosessed explains her design approach: “I aim for easily wearable designs instantly recognisable by fans as having a connection with Adam while retaining a subtlety that doesn’t require them to bear his name.”
Get anime superhero Adam on a charity T-shirt 4 Japan ($5 goes to Red Cross).
The imported Sleepwalker single can now be ordered at U.S. Amazon
Labor of Love Project - Buy Scarlett Cherry’s gorgeous new CD. Organic goodies for moms and babies too!